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- Age Rating: All
- Released By: TOKYOPOP
- MSRP: 14.95
- Aspect Ratio: TPCD
- Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
- Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
- Series: Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040
Bubblegum Crisis 2040
By Tiffani Nadeau
July 31, 2005
Release Date: August 14, 2001
What They Say
Bubblegum Crisis 2040 provides an updated look at the Knight Sabers in every way ? from fashion to character development and animation to ? of course ? music.
From one of the most popular anime franchises ever, comes the electronic sound of the cyberpunk series Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040. With the show?s own rock star, Priss, BGCT2040 wouldn?t be complete without a soundtrack of digitally mixed techno-rock crafted by producer Kouichi Korenaga. To get the sounds he wanted, Korenaga worked with electronic musicians to give BGCT2040 its own distinct cyberpunk sound.The Review!
This CD comes packaged up for the consumer with a cute collection sticker and a small informative cover insert. The cover consists of title list, credits, and a note from the composer. Not quite breathtaking material, but it will do for the true fan.
Music very often sets the scene in not only anime, but also any movie, and this collection is no exception. The Punk sounds mixed with the Techno spins put the listener down right in the middle of a futuristic world torn by a war of sorts. Though most of the songs have a good beat that got my toes tapping, unless you are interested in a night out dancing I wouldn?t recommend this particular collection. To this reviewer it seemed that most of the songs were just revamped versions of the same song, which though a good song can take you many places can tend to get boring if listening for too long. And even the slower mood songs tend to make me yawn, having no real feel to them.
All In all I?d say it had a good beat to it, but I wouldn?t recommend casual listening. However, if you plan to have a party, this is the dance music to have. I was not really impressed with the music at all.
Fangboy says?Good background music, but not worth it for the listener not getting ready for a night on the town!
Punk it Up,Heat in Beat,Monster's Walk,Phank it Up,DGR-1,A Mood in Bossa,10:30 a.m,Industrial-Line,Instinctive,Hick it Up,Prot #1,No Justice,Psychic (DGR-2),Panic-Attack
River Flows,Solo,Intensive,The Hacker,Rebel Asia,You're in the Battlefield
Kouichi Korenaga was charged with updating the sound of Bubblegum Crisis for the 21st Century. Formerly a bass guitarist in one of Japan's most popular bands, Rebecca, he went a different direction for the soundtrack of Bubblegum Crisis Tokyo 2040. By fusing turntables and synthesizers into the trademark rock for which he is known, he has produced a cyberpunk sound appropriate for the digitally frayed and gritty world of the Knight Sabers.
With some tracks that are ripped down to a minimalist core of beats and computer-generated sounds, it provides, at times, a sound not unlike Aphex Twin or Plastikman. In other tracks however, that pulse in synch with the robotic urban warfare of the series, the power-chord driven industrial metal will wreck a listeners head.